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Goodwill NCW providing back-to-school vouchers for families in need

MENASHA — Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin (Goodwill NCW) is supporting families in need this back-to-school season by providing in-store vouchers for merchandise.

The back-to-school vouchers are part of Goodwill NCW’s larger GoodNeighbor program, which provided nearly $600,000 in free merchandise to people in need in 2020. Goodwill NCW partners with community organizations throughout 35 counties in north central Wisconsin to provide agencies with $10 vouchers to give to clients, allowing them to select items from Goodwill retail stores and training centers.

“Goodwill NCW is committed to supporting individuals, families and communities by giving parents a hand up in providing children with the clothing and shoes they need for the new school year,” said Jennie Moore, Goodwill NCW Vice President-Mission Services. “The need in our communities is always great, but it is especially so this year as kids return to in-person learning and families continue to struggle with the financial impact of COVID-19.”

More than 23,000 vouchers have been distributed to date to community agencies for the back-to-school season for back-to-school fairs, referrals and other means of distribution, including 200 for the Eighth Annual Feed the Homeless BBQ on Aug. 28 in Green Bay.

For organizations looking to partner with Goodwill NCW for back-to-school vouchers and the GoodNeighbor program, contact November Behm at nbehm@goodwillncw.org.

About Goodwill: Goodwill NCW is a nonprofit human services organization whose mission is Elevating People by Eliminating Barriers to Employment across 35 counties in north central Wisconsin. The organization includes 27 retail stores and training centers in communities from Manitowoc to La Crosse, human services programs, unique shopping experiences at its boutiques and Appleton Outlet Store, plus online shopping at www.shopgoodwill.com. Goodwill NCW is a Platinum Level member of GuideStar.org, the world’s largest source of nonprofit organization information. Visit www.goodwillncw.org.

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